nine jazz funk greatsI caught the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble outside Washington Square on Sunday, and they just about made my day. It's a big sound and a big band, and I couldn't fit all nine guys into frame. These eight-half brothers and a drummer make whole foods organic soul without any of the pretension associated with the supermarket (or modern jazz for that matter). They might be playing a street corner near you and slanging cd-rs, but they're performing at James Brown tribute show at the Apollo with Mos Def and Maceo on June 11. Listen to "Mercury" below.